Re: Building own house in cohousing
From: Jenny Williams (jennyholodeck.com)
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:39:29 -0700 (PDT)
Manzanita Village Cohousing in Prescott, AZ allows members to build their
own houses, and we still have a couple of lots left. It's nowhere near the
northeast, though. But it might be worth a look (www.manzanitavillage.com).

Jenny

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sara Erickson [mailto:serickson [at] nc.rr.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:24 AM
> To: Cohousing-L
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Building own house in cohousing
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>
> Matthew,
>
> The Solterra Community in Durham, NC allows owners to build their own
> houses, there are at least two houses here that the owners built.
>  Each home
> in our community has been separately designed and built.  The designs are
> submitted to the ARB (architectural review board) and have to meet the
> community as well as the city/county requirements.  I think that there is
> one lot currently available.  If interested, go to the community website:
> www.solterra.net, and click on the word "here" just to the right of the
> picture to send an email to our contacts person.  They will be glad to
> forward your email on to the lot owner.
>
> Good luck,
> Sara
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Waugh" <mattwaugh34 [at] yahoo.com>
> To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 10:04 AM
> Subject: [C-L]_ Building own house in cohousing
>
>
>
> My wife and I have been investigating cohousing for several years
> (mostly in
> New England, but also in North Carolina and New York) and we have mostly
> found that it is out of our price range. When we visited Two Echo
> Cohousing
> one member told us about First Day Cottages, www.firstdaycottage.com. We
> would really like to build a first day cottage at cohousing,
> particularly in
> New England, as it is near family, but we have not found a place
> where that
> is possible. The only place it looks like it could have been
> possible is the
> Eco-Village at Ithaca in their second village but that was built when we
> were just starting the process of looking into cohousing.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas on how this could be possible? I think that
> building your own affordable home with a small footprint would
> fit very well
> with cohousing. I am unwilling to give up the idea of living in
> community as
> I think it is essential for my family and I very much want my son
> to grow up
> with it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. This is very
> important to
> us.
>
> Thank you,
> Matt Waugh
> mattwaugh34 [at] yahoo.com
>
>
>
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